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H.R. 1437: PRECIP Act

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To amend the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 to direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide comprehensive and regularly updated Federal precipitation information, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mikie Sherrill

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2022
Length: 10 pages
Feb 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed Senate with Changes (back to House) on Nov 17, 2022

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on November 17, 2022.

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26 Cosponsors (22 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Passed the House: Rep. Sherrills Legislation Takes Proactive Steps to Address and Prevent Flooding in New Jersey and Across the Country
    — Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11] (Sponsor) on May 11, 2022

the daily leader: wednesday, may 11, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 11, 2022

the daily leader: tuesday, may 10, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 9, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1437 will add $80 million in new spending through 2031.


Feb 26, 2021

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Nov 16, 2021
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May 3, 2022
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May 6, 2022
Text Published

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May 11, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 17, 2022
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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H.R. 1437 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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